Birgit and Ann Marie giving hands-on demos of haptic 3D modelling to just some of our many visitors at Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair.
Munich Handwerk&Design Fair : Anarkik3D header on the Fair's web site, showing haptic 3D modelling kit and interface with Birgit Laken's digital design, the 3D printed designs of Birgit, Anne Boylan (her pendants) and Ann Marie Shillito, and the Anarkik3D poster.
Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: images of Anarkik3D’s webpage on IHM web site, showing haptic 3D modelling kit and interface with Birgit Laken’s digital design, the 3D printed ring of her design, Anne Boylan’s pendants and Ann Marie Shillito’s ring, and the Anarkik3D poster.

We had a fantastic five days at Munich Handwerk&Design Fair. We had delighted responses from people of all ages, disciplines and professional status who had a hands-on demo of our haptic 3D modelling package, Anarkik3D Design.

The feedback from many designer makers and students confirmed that we are on the right trajectory regarding the development of our 3D modelling programme. Many visitors appreciated its straightforward interface and selected functionality because these are fundamental to enabling many to finally access 3D print technologies. Many were also delighted to find an alternate programme to standard CAD such as Rhino. 

Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: images of Birgit Laken, helping out and giving demos on Anarkik3D's stand, and the showcase of jewellery she curated.
Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: Birgit Laken, helping out and giving demos on Anarkik3D’s stand, and the showcase exhibits she curated of jewellery created by designers who use the haptic 3D modelling programme.

Six of our Anarkik Creators very generously loaned their work for display in the showcase we had on our stand. Therefore a very big thank-you goes to Farah Bandookwala, Elizabeth Armour, Genna Delaney, Izabela Petrut  and to Birgit Laken who organised the work and set up the display which also included jewellery by Ann Marie Shillito. Birgit was also on the stand too, to answer questions about using A3DDesign and 3D print services. She helped with hands-on demos to all comers and showed how stunning the jewellery from our designers looks when it is being worn.

Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: images of  Anarkik3D Design programme and the organic forms, clean geometric constructions and fully coloured designs that designers can create on it,
Anarkik3D Design programme: organic forms, clean geometric constructions and fully coloured designs,

We exhibited a variety of jewellery in different styles so visitors could see the results of using our A3DDesign programme, that it not only enables organic forms to be created but also clean geometric constructions and fully coloured designs. Models are also easily 3D printed by saving them in .stl and .wrl file formats.

Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: images of Birgit and Ann Marie giving hands-on demos of haptic 3D modelling to just some of our many visitors.
Birgit and Ann Marie giving hands-on demos of haptic 3D modelling to just some of our many visitors at Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair.

We thoroughly enjoyed giving hands-on demos throughout the five days of  the Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair. We also enjoyed meeting up with friends and colleagues who were visiting the famous SCHMUCK exhibition of selected art jewellery from around the world. Birgit had jewellery from her fossilised wood series selected for this year’s SCHMUCK and we are very pleased for her that she received this lovely recognition for her work.

Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair: images from Anarkik3D's Stage discussion between Ann Marie Shillito and Birgit Laken, and Ann Marie's two powerpoint presentations.
On Stage at Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair, Anarkik3D’s discussion between Ann Marie Shillito and Birgit Laken, and Ann Marie’s two powerpoint presentations.

The STAGE events are a major feature of the Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair.  Anarkik3D had three sessions. For one, Ann Marie Shillito and Birgit Laken discussed their different passionate advocacy of Anarkik3D Design programme. Ann Marie, as CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd continues the development of a very accessible and inclusive 3D modelling programme. Birgit spreads the word to encourage others to take up A3DDesign as an effective and easy-to-use tool in their practice.

Ann Marie also gave two powerpoint presentations, giving context to the advantages of using haptic technology for navigating the 3D workspace and for 3D modelling interventions and interactions. She highlighted the work of five of the designer makers using A3DDesign whose pieces were displayed on Anarkik3D’s stand. She showed her own work and explained how her design process is used to test and try out each new Anarkik3D development, function and feature before the release of updates and upgrades.

Munich Handwerk&Design Fair: images of the visitors to the stand and the 2019 Course programme for Munich's Akademie fur Gestaltung und Design where Anarkik3D's October workshop will be held.
Visitors to the stand and the 2019 Course programme for Munich’s Akademie fur Gestaltung und Design where Anarkik3D’s October workshop will be held.

Other news items:

April 2019: Two workshops will be held in Belfast on 25th (still places available for Art and Design Teachers) and 26th (now full). 

October 2019: Two day workshop in Munich on 10/11th (currently recruiting). Another workshop is being planned for Vienna in the following week. Please contact Anarkik3D if you are interested in these workshops.

Other reminders:

Anarkik3D Design is for Apple Macs too.

We have four Anarkik3D Design packages to loan out if you want try it in your own space. This is the link to more information. Please contact us here.

The designs we offer as freebies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License and you can read more via the link. Every 6-8 weeks we will offer a model that has been designed using our haptic 3D modelling programme. It will have been 3D printed so no problems there and the information regarding access to files will be in our newsletters.